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Clockstoppers (2002)

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A teenager accidentally activates a machine that enables him to speed up his body so that other people seem to be standing still.

Director:

Jonathan Frakes

Writers:

Rob Hedden (story), Andy Hedden (story) | 5 more credits »

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Cast

Cast overview, first billed only:
Jesse Bradford ... Zak Gibbs
French Stewart ... Dr. Earl Dopler
Paula Garcés ... Francesca
Michael Biehn ... Henry Gates
Robin Thomas ... Dr. Gibbs
Garikayi Mutambirwa ... Meeker
Julia Sweeney ... Jenny Gibbs
Lindze Letherman ... Kelly Gibbs
Jason George ... Richard (as Jason Winston George)
Linda Kim ... Jay
Ken Jenkins ... NSA Agent Moore
Esperanza Catubig ... Ticket Agent
Jennifer Manley ... Security Officer
Scott Thomson ... Tourist Dad
Deborah Rawlings Deborah Rawlings ... Tourist Mom
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Storyline

Until now, Zak Gibbs' greatest challenge has been finding a way to buy a car. But when he discovers an odd wristwatch amidst his father's various inventions and slips it on, something very strange happens. The world around him seemingly comes to a stop; giving the effect that everyone has come to a stop. Zak quickly learns how to manipulate the device, and he and his quick-witted, beautiful new friend, Francesca, have some real fun. What they soon realize, though, is they are not alone in hypertime. Written by Sujit R. Varma

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Taglines:

Freeze the future See more »


Motion Picture Rating (MPAA)

Rated PG for action violence and mild language | See all certifications »

Parents Guide:

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Details

Country:

USA

Language:

English

Release Date:

29 March 2002 (USA) See more »

Also Known As:

Ajanpysäyttäjät See more »

Filming Locations:

Santa Clarita, California, USA See more »

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Box Office

Budget:

$26,000,000 (estimated)

Opening Weekend USA:

$10,108,333, 31 March 2002, Wide Release

Gross USA:

$36,985,501, 28 July 2002
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Runtime:

Sound Mix:

DTS | Dolby Digital

Color:

Color

Aspect Ratio:

1.85 : 1
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Did You Know?

Trivia

This was the first feature film directed by Jonathan Frakes which was not part of the "Star Trek" franchise. See more »

Goofs

Ditmar sprays Meeker with a Mountain Dew but in the next scene after Ditmar talks to Francesca, he is completely dry. See more »

Quotes

Dr. Earl Dopler: [points screwdriver at Zak] Give me the watch!
Zak Gibbs: Or what? You'll adjust me to death?
Dr. Earl Dopler: [laughs] "Adjust me to death." That's great. Give me the watch.
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Crazy Credits

The Nickelodeon Movies logo swings from left to right like a pendulum. See more »

Alternate Versions

Although the cinema version was intact the UK DVD was cut by 4 secs by the BBFC to remove a 'potentially dangerous imitable technique' (an aerosol can being punctured with a knife) for a PG rating. See more »

Connections

References The Girl, the Gold Watch & Dynamite (1981) See more »

Soundtracks

The Minute I Met You
Written by Ian Grushka, Cyrus Bolooki, Steve Klein, Jordan Pundik & Chad Gilbert
Performed by New Found Glory
Produced by Neal Avron
New Found Glory performs courtesy of Drive Thru/MCA Records
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Good fun, nice effects, decent plot
31 March 2002 | by void-7See all my reviews

This film is a very loose remake of the 1980 TV movie, "The Girl, The Gold Watch, and Everything".

A young boy accidentally finds a watch built by his estranged father that accellerates whoever is wearing it, and whatever (or whoever) they're touching into "hypertime", which makes the rest of the world move at a snail's pace, comparitively.

Michael Biehn plays a decent villian, although he is not allowed much developement, which is a bit sad, after his excellent work in Terminator, Navy Seals, Abyss, and The Rock.

French Stewart (Harry from "3rd Rock from the Sun") provides the comic aspect, and was pretty much my favorite character.

Jesse Bradford & Paula Garces do a good job, too.

Remember, this is a kid's movie, done by Nickelodeon, so it's on a kid's level, which explains some plot holes.


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